Then this photo popped up on my Flickr page at the bottom
It really struck me and I had to investigate the origin.
It was taken in 1936 by Dorthea Lange entitled Migrant Mother. The back-story is that the Mom and her family were migrant pea-pickers. Before this photo was taken, they had just sold the four tires to their vehicle to buy food :(
They were living in this:
|That rocker had to be handmade..what talent|
Later that night, Places In the Heart was on HBO...
"After her sheriff husband is killed, a Texas woman tires to make ends meet for her family during the depression by raising cotton and taking in boarders, one of whom is a blind man."
This is such a good movie...and if you can watch it without bawling like a baby at the end then you have no heart.
"Oh, poor me, my craft room is too full." Gaaaahhh, I make myself sick sometimes! I got a much needed reality check.
And just so you know this is not totally off the quilting grid...what do you think about this?
|Proud woman with her State's quilt....hanging on her clothesline.|
Taken during the Depression....you know this was hand-pieced.
I wish I had a closer view of the quilt!